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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549
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FORM 8-K
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CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant To Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):  April 22, 2021
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(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
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Delaware000-5017136-4415727
(State or Other
Jurisdiction of
Incorporation)
(Commission
File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
 
590 Madison Avenue, 35th Floor
New York, New York
10022
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)
 
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code (212) 484-4900
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

Title of each classTrading Symbol(s)Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, $0.01 par valueTZOOThe NASDAQ Stock Market




Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter)
                                         Emerging growth company        

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act  




Item 2.02.         Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
 
On April 22, 2021, Travelzoo (the "Company") reported its first quarter 2021 financial results. A copy of the Company’s press release containing this information is being furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.
 
The information furnished pursuant to Item 2.02, including Exhibit 99.1, shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”) or otherwise subject to the liabilities under that Section and shall not be deemed to be incorporated by reference into any filing of the Company under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act.
 

Item 9.01.        Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d)           Exhibits.  See Exhibit Index




SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
TRAVELZOO
Date:April 22, 2021By:/s/ Lisa Su
Lisa Su
Chief Accounting Officer




EXHIBIT INDEX
ExhibitDescription
Press Release, dated April 22, 2021.


Document

Exhibit 99.1
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Travelzoo
590 Madison Avenue
35th Floor
New York, NY 10022

Investor Relations:
Almira Pusch
ir@travelzoo.com


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Travelzoo Reports First Quarter 2021 Results

NEW YORK, April 22, 2021 — Travelzoo® (NASDAQ: TZOO):

Consolidated revenue of $14.3 million, down 30% year-over-year and up 14% quarter- over-quarter
Non-GAAP consolidated operating profit of $0.6 million
Earnings per share (EPS) of ($0.14) attributable to Travelzoo from continuing operations
Cash flow from operations of $9.1 million

Travelzoo, a global Internet media company that publishes exclusive offers and experiences for members, today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2021.
Consolidated revenue was $14.3 million, down 30% from $20.3 million year-over-year and up 14% from $12.5 million in the prior quarter. Reported revenue excludes revenue from discontinued operations in Asia Pacific. Travelzoo's reported revenue consists of advertising revenues and commissions, derived from and generated in connection with purchases made by Travelzoo members.

The reported net loss attributable to Travelzoo from continuing operations was $1.6 million for Q1 2021. At the consolidated level, including minority interests, the reported net loss from continuing operations was $1.7 million. EPS from continuing operations was ($0.14), compared to ($0.32) in the prior-year period.

Non-GAAP operating profit was $0.6 million. The calculation of non-GAAP operating profit excludes amortization of intangibles ($0.3 million), stock option expenses ($0.9 million), and severance-related expenses ($0.2 million). See section “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” below.
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“We see continued improvement in our business. Travelzoo is loved by travel enthusiasts who look for quality offers. Travelzoo members are affluent, active, and open for new experiences. 75% say Travelzoo influences their travel destinations because they trust Travelzoo. We believe that trust is becoming an important competitive advantage for Travelzoo”, said Holger Bartel, Global CEO.

Cash Position
As of March 31, 2021, consolidated cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash were $72.0 million. Cash flow from operations was $9.1 million. There were no significant capital expenditures.

Reserve
Reported revenues include a reserve of $4.0 million related to commissions to be earned from vouchers sold. The reserve is booked as contra revenue. For Q1 2021, an adjustment to the reserve reduced reported revenue by $56,000.

Travelzoo North America
North America business segment revenue decreased 23% year-over-year to $9.8 million. Operating profit for Q1 2021 was $39,000, or 0.4% of revenue, compared to an operating loss of $976,000 in the prior-year period.

Travelzoo Europe
Europe business segment revenue decreased 48% year-over-year to $3.6 million. Operating loss for Q1 2021 was $696,000, compared to an operating loss of $1.3 million in the prior-year period.

Jack’s Flight Club
On January 13, 2020, Travelzoo acquired 60% of Jack’s Flight Club, a membership subscription service. Jack’s Flight Club revenue increased 30% year-over-year to $887,000. Operating loss for Q1 2021 was $110,000, compared to an operating loss of $3.0 million in the prior-year period. After consolidation with Travelzoo, Jack’s Flight Club's net loss was $121,000, with $73,000 attributable to Travelzoo as a result of recording $284,000 of amortization of intangible assets related to the acquisition.


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Licensing
In June 2020, Travelzoo sold its subsidiary in Japan, Travelzoo Japan K.K., to Mr. Hajime Suzuki. In connection with the sale, Travelzoo and Travelzoo Japan K.K. entered into a royalty-bearing licensing agreement for the exclusive use of Travelzoo members in Japan. In August 2020, Travelzoo sold its Singapore subsidiary to Mr. Julian Rembrandt and entered into a royalty-bearing licensing agreement for, among other things, the exclusive use of Travelzoo's members in Australia, New Zealand, and Singapore. Under the licensing agreements, Travelzoo's existing members in Australia, Japan, New Zealand, and Singapore will continue to be owned by Travelzoo as the licensor. Licensing revenue is booked with a lag of one quarter. Licensing revenue from Japan of $9,000 generated in Q4 2020 was recognized in Q1 2021.

Members and Subscribers
As of March 31, 2021, we had 31.8 million members worldwide. In North America, the unduplicated number of Travelzoo members was 18.1 million as of March 31, 2021, up 7% from March 31, 2020. In Europe, the unduplicated number of Travelzoo members was 8.6 million as of March 31, 2021, down 6% from March 31, 2020. On March 15, 2021, Travelzoo added more than 2 million new members in the U.S. in connection with a direct competitor from Europe exiting the U.S. market. Jack’s Flight Club had 1.6 million subscribers as of March 31, 2021, down from 1.7 million subscribers as of March 31, 2020.

Discontinued Operations
As announced in a press release on March 10, 2020, Travelzoo decided to exit its Asia Pacific business which in 2019 reduced EPS by $0.60. The Asia Pacific business has been classified as discontinued operations since March 31, 2020. Prior periods have been reclassified to conform with the current presentation. Certain reclassifications have been made for current and prior periods between the continued operations and the discontinued operations in accordance with U.S. GAAP.

Income Taxes
Income tax expense was $742,000 in Q1 2021, compared to an income tax benefit of $517,000 in the prior-year period.
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Non-GAAP Financial Measures
Management calculates non-GAAP operating income when evaluating the financial performance of the business. Travelzoo’s calculation of non-GAAP operating income, also called “non-GAAP operating profit” in this press release and today’s earnings conference call, excludes the following items: impairment of intangibles and goodwill, amortization of intangibles, stock option expenses, and severance- related expenses. This press release includes a table which reconciles GAAP operating income to the calculation of non-GAAP operating income. Non-GAAP operating income is not required by, or presented in accordance with, generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America ("GAAP"). This information should be considered as supplemental in nature and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the financial information prepared in accordance with GAAP. In addition, these non-GAAP financial measures may not be the same as similarly titled measures reported by other companies.

Looking Ahead
We currently currently expect for Q2 2021 to report significantly higher revenue and profitability. We see a trend of recovery of our revenue. We have been able to reduce our operating expenses, and we believe we can contain many of the lower costs in the foreseeable future.


Conference Call
Travelzoo will host a conference call to discuss first quarter results today at 11:00 a.m. ET. Please visit http://ir.travelzoo.com/events-presentations to
download the management presentation (PDF format) to be discussed in the conference call; and
access the webcast.


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About Travelzoo
Travelzoo® provides our 30 million members insider deals and one-of-a-kind experiences personally reviewed by one of our deal experts around the globe. We have our finger on the pulse of outstanding travel, entertainment, and lifestyle experiences. For over 20 years we have worked in partnership with more than 5,000 top travel suppliersour long-standing relationships give Travelzoo members access to irresistible deals.

Certain statements contained in this press release that are not historical facts may be forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934. These forward-looking statements may include, but are not limited to, statements about our plans, objectives, expectations, prospects and intentions, markets in which we participate and other statements contained in this press release that are not historical facts. When used in this press release, the words “expect”, “predict”, “project”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “estimate”, “intend”, “plan”, “seek” and similar expressions are generally intended to identify forward-looking statements. Because these forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, there are important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements, including changes in our plans, objectives, expectations, prospects and intentions and other factors discussed in our filings with the SEC. We cannot guarantee any future levels of activity, performance or achievements. Travelzoo undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date of this press release.
Travelzoo, Top 20, and Jack's Flight Club are registered trademarks of Travelzoo.

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Travelzoo
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(Unaudited)
(In thousands, except per share amounts)
 Three months ended
 March 31,
 20212020
Revenues$14,284 $20,327 
Cost of revenues3,018 2,703 
Gross profit11,266 17,624 
Operating expenses:
Sales and marketing6,790 13,094 
Product development 683 1,428 
General and administrative4,560 5,522 
Impairment of intangible asset and goodwill— 2,920 
Total operating expenses12,033 22,964 
Operating loss(767)(5,340)
Other income (loss), net(166)(6)
Loss from continuing operations before income taxes(933)(5,346)
Income tax expense (benefit)742 (517)
Loss from continuing operations(1,675)(4,829)
Loss from discontinued operations, net of tax(15)(2,919)
Net loss(1,690)(7,748)
Net loss attributable to non-controlling interest(48)(1,139)
Net loss attributable to Travelzoo$(1,642)$(6,609)
Net loss attributable to Travelzoo—continuing operations$(1,627)$(3,690)
Net loss attributable to Travelzoo—discontinued operations$(15)$(2,919)
Loss per share—basic
Continuing operations$(0.14)$(0.32)
Discontinued operations$— $(0.26)
Net loss per share —basic$(0.14)$(0.58)
Loss per share—diluted
Continuing operations$(0.14)$(0.32)
Discontinued operations$— $(0.26)
Net loss per share—diluted$(0.14)$(0.58)
Shares used in per share calculation from continuing operations—basic11,391 11,439 
Shares used in per share calculation from discontinued operations—basic11,391 11,439 
Shares used in per share calculation from continuing operations—diluted11,391 11,439 
Shares used in per share calculation from discontinued operations—diluted11,391 11,439 
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Travelzoo
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(Unaudited)
(In thousands)
March 31,
2021
December 31,
2020
Assets
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents$70,862 $63,061 
Accounts receivable, net7,293 4,519 
Prepaid income taxes1,443 931 
Deposits101 137 
Prepaid expenses and other3,275 1,166 
Assets from discontinued operations123 230 
Total current assets83,097 70,044 
Deposits and other1,351 745 
Deferred tax assets4,400 5,067 
Restricted cash1,157 1,178 
Operating lease right-of-use assets8,474 8,541 
Property and equipment, net1,152 1,347 
Intangible assets, net4,250 4,534 
Goodwill10,944 10,944 
Total assets$114,825 $102,400 
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable$8,750 $6,996 
Merchant payable70,094 57,104 
Accrued expenses and other 10,827 8,649 
Deferred revenue2,417 2,688 
Operating lease liabilities3,796 3,587 
PPP notes payable - current portion3,459 2,849 
Income tax payable 201 326 
Liabilities from discontinued operations580 671 
Total current liabilities100,124 82,870 
PPP notes payable204 814 
Deferred tax liabilities235 357 
Long-term operating lease liabilities10,558 10,774 
Other long-term liabilities2,027 1,085 
Total liabilities113,148 95,900 
Non-controlling interest4,560 4,609 
Common stock115 114 
Treasury stock (at cost)(1,583)— 
Additional paid-in capital4,279 6,239 
Retained earnings (accumulated deficit)(2,045)(403)
Accumulated other comprehensive loss(3,649)(4,059)
Total stockholders’ equity (deficit)(2,883)1,891 
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $114,825 $102,400 
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Travelzoo
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(Unaudited)
(In thousands)
 Three months ended
 March 31,
 20212020
Cash flows from operating activities:
Net loss$(1,690)$(7,748)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization484 551 
Stock-based compensation882 23 
Deferred income tax541 (609)
Impairment of intangible assets and goodwill — 2,920 
Loss on long-lived assets— 437 
Loss on equity investment in WeGo— 195 
Net foreign currency effects(152)(681)
Provision for loss on accounts receivable and other reserves(454)1,441 
Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of acquisitions:
Accounts receivable(2,229)2,509 
Income tax receivable(545)989 
Prepaid expenses and other (2,357)862 
Accounts payable1,727 547 
Merchant payable13,212 (6,940)
Accrued expenses and other(641)704 
Income tax payable(126)(333)
Other liabilities412 2,077 
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities9,064 (3,056)
Cash flows from investing activities:
Acquisition of business, net of cash acquired— (679)
Purchases of property and equipment(7)(131)
Net cash used in investing activities(7)(810)
Cash flows from financing activities:
Repurchase of common stock(1,583)(1,205)
Payment of promissory notes— (1,000)
Net cash used in financing activities(1,583)(2,205)
Effect of exchange rate on cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash270 (272)
Net increase in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash7,744 (6,343)
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of period64,385 20,710 
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period$72,129 $14,367 
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Travelzoo
Segment Information from Continuing Operations
(Unaudited)
(In thousands)
Three months ended March 31, 2021Travelzoo North
America
Travelzoo EuropeJack's Flight ClubEliminationConsolidated
Revenue from unaffiliated customers$9,828 $3,569 $887 $— $14,284 
Intersegment revenue(9)— — — 
Total net revenues9,819 3,578 887 — 14,284 
Operating income (loss)$39 $(696)$(110)$— $(767)
Three months ended March 31, 2020Travelzoo North
America
Travelzoo EuropeJack's Flight ClubEliminationConsolidated
Revenue from unaffiliated customers$12,549 $7,103 $683 $(8)$20,327 
Intersegment revenue148 (156)— — 
Total net revenues12,697 6,947 683 — 20,327 
Operating loss$(976)$(1,341)$(3,015)$(8)$(5,340)








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Travelzoo
Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Information
(Unaudited)
(In thousands, except per share amounts)
 Three months ended
 March 31,
 20212020
GAAP operating expense$12,033 $22,964 
Non-GAAP adjustments:
Impairment of intangible and goodwill (A)— 2,920 
Amortization of intangibles (B)284 215 
Stock option expenses (C)882 23 
Severance-related expenses (D)223 217 
Non-GAAP operating expense10,644 19,589 
GAAP operating income (loss)(767)(5,340)
Non-GAAP adjustments (A through D)1,389 3,375 
Non-GAAP operating income (loss)622 (1,965)





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